Quick Facts

  • Since it was founded in 1988, RESET has reached more than 15,000 students with hands-on science and math programs.
  • RESET volunteers represent more than 20 different Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) fields, including physics, statistics, medicine, environment, biology, computer science, anthropology, chemistry, neuroscience, and civil, aerospace and mechanical engineering.
  • Thousands of STEM professional have volunteered for RESET since it began.
  • In school year 2018/19, RESET placed 141 volunteers in 36 schools and community service organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, providing hands-on science programs to 3,347 students.
  • RESET currently has partnerships with 31 schools and 5 community service organizations.


  • The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington named RESET for its Catalogue of top nonprofits in 2016-17 – RESET’s most recent eligibility timeframe in the Catalogue’s three year cycle.  Selected from nearly 200 applicants in a rigorous vetting process, RESET was designated “one of the best small charities in the Greater DC area.” Organizations were chosen for their impact, fiscal soundness and overall management. RESET has been a partner with the Catalogue for Philanthropy since 2012.
  • RESET has been endorsed by a Chancellor of the District of Columbia School System (DCPS), who wrote: “RESET’s objective of showing students that science is exciting, as well as its longer term goal of inspiring students to consider careers in STEM fields, aligns to the goals of DCPS’ vision for STEM education.” Read Full DCPS letter ».
  • RESET has been designated a “2017 Top Rated Nonprofit” by Great Nonprofits.com, a stakeholder review site that rates superlative nonprofits.
  • RESET has received a 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the premier charity vetting site in the country. Nonprofits that have reached the Gold and Platinum levels demonstrate a superior level of transparency.
  • Since 2013, RESET has had five independent financial audits, each with the result: “[T]he financial statements…present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of RESET, Inc., and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”